Whaleboat / The Winter Sounds / Quiet Company – The Jinx – 04/24/13

“CBGB” the movie releases first official posters

From The Hollywood Reporter’s Joey Ramone Rocks out on ‘CBGB’ Poster (Exclusive): Joey Ramone is getting the big screen treatment, and he has the poster to prove it. The new poster for CBGB, which is exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter,…

Rivers Rock! kick off on Saturday with Swamp Cabbage at Moon River’s beer garden

We’re having a chilly, damp spring Friday, but tomorrow is supposed to be 70ish and sunny. And that should be perfect for the Rivers Rock! kickoff event in the new beer garden of Moon River Brewing Company with Walter Parks…

U.S. economy adds weak 88,000 jobs in March; unemployment rate at 7.6%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 88,000 jobs in March. The unemployment rate is 7.6 percent. Both these numbers are adjusted for ordinary seasonal trends. This appears to be a weak report, indicating continued economic…

On the passings of Roger Ebert and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Two unlikely titans of the film industry died in the last couple of days. Last night, after hearing that Roger Ebert’s cancer was leading him to cut back on reviews, I read his upbeat, newsy blog post from April 2nd…

Strings triumphant at Savannah Music Festival

Last night I made my way to the Savannah Music Festival’s classical program “Triumphant Strings” at Trinity United Methodist Church in part to hear the premiere of a commissioned piece by young composer Charlotte Bray. But, as festival director Rob…

A few thoughts on Stephanie Cutter becoming Savannah’s permanent city manager

I hope that those who thought that the widespread opposition to Small-Toney was due only to racism and/or sexism are paying close attention to the support that Cutter has won in recent months.

More thoughts on the proposed Christ Church Anglican at Drayton and 37th

My City Talk column today covers the proposed Christ Church Anglican parish house and sanctuary at the northeast corner of Drayton and 37th streets in Savannah. Many of you know the corner — much of that entire block has been…

T-SPLOST and the nonexistent Plan B for transportation in Georgia

I really don’t see how we get through this political dysfunction until a much larger percentage of voters understands that there simply isn’t money to address the very real transportation needs that we face.

ZZ Top – Johnny Mercer Theatre – 05/23/13

Well this hasn’t even turned up yet on the ZZ Top website, but it’s listed on the awkward Savannah Civic Center site. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, April 5th at 10 a.m.

The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Baroness among acts slated for Lollapalooza

The lineup for Lollapalooza, slated for August 2-4 in Chicago’s Grant Park, was released earlier today.

Headliners include The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, and The Lumineers.

There are a fair number of acts that have played Savannah in recent years, and it’s also worth noting that Baroness will be playing Lollapalooza.


Considering the construction rebound

I’m feeling pretty upbeat about the U.S. economy these days. But we’ve heard upbeat before from commentators, right? Like in the first months of 2011, and then again in the first months of 2012. This year might really be different,…